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  •  Sunday Sunday Sunday. (2+ / 0-)
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    PatriciaVa, devis1

    It's an end to temporary increases. While I'm not in favor of ending these increases as long as the minimum wage is stagnant and general wage-earning compared to cost of living gets more and more out-of-whack, the overall economic problem is the issue.

    So I'm against the lack of renewal of the increases. But if it's not framed in the larger economic context, it's not much of an issue to bring up on the Sunday shows (or on Dailykos).

    Also, too, the Sunday shows are semi-sober cocktail parties for rich Washingtonians.

    it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

    by Addison on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 05:14:31 PM PST

    •  The median wage has decreased since President.. (2+ / 0-)
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      socal altvibe, milkbone

      .Obama took office.  Never has a two-term president presided over an decrease in real wages.  Yet, President Obama may.

      My point?

      President Obama and the Dems should be seeking to expand programs like supplementary nutritional assistance.  Instead of allocating 80B to it on an annual basis, why not spend 100B on it, and expand the number of families eligible.

      If the market (real wages) is broken, it is the duty of government to intervene (increase the after-tax median wage, in this case, via food assistance).

      Where is the ambition?

      Where is the transformational zeal?

      Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project. www.hamiltonproject.org

      by PatriciaVa on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 06:12:58 PM PST

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